One Off Hawke’s Bay Syrah/Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese 2013

Blended Red from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 22-Apr-2015
Dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, lighter on edge, and very youthful in appearance. The nose is intensely concentrated with deep and richly ripe fruit aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants entwined with tar and minerally elements, unfolding raspberry and red floral notes with aeration. Medium-full bodied, firm and tightly packed fruit flavours of ripe blackberry and black plum fruits intermingle with raspberries, blackcurrants and herbs. The fruit is succulent, vibrant and lively, enlivened by piquant acidity. Fine-grained and firm tannins form a focussed structure which carries the sweet fruit with considerable power and drive along a lingering, rich finish. This is a very finely concentrated, vibrant blend of Syrah, Cabernet and Sangiovese with succulent fruit and a powerful linearity. Match with roasted beef, lamb and venison, and with slow-cooked game meats over the next 8-10 years. Hand-picked fruit, 48% Syrah from the red metals, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Sangiovese from Maraekakaho, fermented with a high portion of whole berries to 13.8% alc., the wine spending up to 35 days on skins and aged 18 months in approx. 60% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Apr 2015 RRP $31.99

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